3 additional COVID-19-related deaths, 179 new cases reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

  • A male in his 50s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 90s with underlying health conditions
  • A male in his 70s with underlying health conditions

Update to the number of COVID-19-related deaths Washoe County

A death originally reported on July 29 as a COVID-19-related death (No. 110) was determined to be a non-COVID-19-related death after further information was submitted from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office. Therefore, with the additional three deaths reported today the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County increased to 113 instead of 114.

Additionally, there were a record 179 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Washoe County (previous record was 159 on July 25) with 99 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,144 (+179 from 7/29)
  • Deaths: 113 (+2)
  • Recovered: 3,733 (+99)
  • Active cases: 1,298 (+78)
  • Currently hospitalized: 84 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 363 (+2)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 30: 84,994 (+1,932 since 7/29)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of July 30:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 7/29)
  • 30 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-7%)
  • 14 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

 Keep our kids safe and fight COVID-19

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees recently voted to reopen elementary schools. The Washoe County Health District respects this decision; however, we need everyone in our community to do their part to bring down the high levels of transmission of COVID-19 if we are going to be able to safely keep our economy and our schools open.  We heard at the School Board meeting how important it is to have the schools open.  We must recognize that we must take action now and continue to be vigilant if we are to succeed in reopening.

The current levels of COVID-19 transmission are very high; just last Saturday, July 25, the Health District reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day with 159, which was broken today with 179 cases. Mask or face coverings are required when in the public, per Governor Sisolak’s mandate, and social distancing of 6 feet or more must be maintained when around non-household contacts in order to prevent the spread of disease.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.